All are invited to attend the 10th annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research Expo 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in the EUC.
At noon in the EUC Auditorium, the plenary speaker will be: Jennifer Blackmer – “The Gesture of Thinking: What the Sciences and Humanities can Learn from the Performing Arts.”
Jennifer Blackmer is the 2015 winner of the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award for Emerging American Playwright. Her plays include “Human Terrain,” “Unraveled” and “Alias Grace.” She has developed work with Seven Devils, The Lark and the Playwrights Center, and has been a finalist for the David Charles Horn Prize and The O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference, among others. She is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Ball State University, where she also serves as the Associate Provost for Entrepreneurial Learning and the Director of the Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry.